Frome Artists Café – First Wednesday Every Month 2018-10-06T13:17:20+00:00

Welcome to The Frome Artists Cafe 

Meet local creative people, 

share events, ideas, inspire, collaborate, enjoy

7.30 pm Upstairs at The Three Swans, King Street, Frome

2018 dates are at the bottom of this page

Mainly a social evening this is an opportunity to promote your events too, discuss your work and form new collaborations.

We love welcoming new people, please plunge in to let us know who you are.  No-one is expected to turn up every month, except me, but it would be lovely to meet you at least one or two times over the year – if only to put a face to a name.   In the 2018 Frome Open Studios Brochure on this website you will find contact details for all the entrants, many who regularly attend the Artists Cafe.

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Photos by Etcha Sketch

Events, Exhibitions and stuff going on

Next Cafe – Wednesday 7th November 2018, 7.30pm, The Three Swans – Upstairs

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News from local artist Jane Eaton

Jane Eaton is an amazing, vibrant artist who lives just over the border in Wiltshire,  she is a familiar face at many Frome events and can often be found loitering at Black Swan Previews and other such events.  Jane will be exhibiting two works with the St Ives Society of Painters and The Arborealists at The Mariners Gallery in St. Ives.  If anyone is down that way for an Autumn break do pop in.

Exhibition 29 September to 20 November 2019.


Jane has also been working for almost 3 years with a textile designer in Bath. They have just launched their new website.  Ruth and Jane both come from fine art backgrounds and their work is very much reflected in their designs with the hand of the painter very evident.  It is well worth taking a peak at what they do, I think many in Frome, like me, try their best to use local artists and designers when looking for someone to complete a specialist project.


Old Bakery Artists in the Round Tower

6th-13th October, 10am-4pm, Preview 5th October, 6-8pm

This vibrant, diverse group of artists returns to Frome and The Round Tower with their latest works in addition to introducing several new members to the public.  They would love to welcome you to their Preview on the of 6th October 6-8pm, many of the exhibiting artists will be there and are more than happy to discuss their work, making the whole exhibition experience so much more personal.   The artists will be taking it in turns to steward the exhibition for its duration giving you another rare opportunity to discuss directly with them their inspiration, motivation and working practices.

The aim of this group is collaboration, organising regular exhibitions throughout the South West, helping to bring each other’s work to as wide an audience as possible.  With regular meetings each member of the group gains inspiration and experience from their fellow artists as time goes on enhancing each exhibition.


Frome Art Society – All Together Now

Frome Art Society’s Autumn exhibition All Together Now, will be held in the Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts on 20th October to 4th November 2018. If you are a member of the Art Society the Call for entries is now open! See their website for more information about the society, perhaps you may be interested in joining this very active group.


Wylye Valley Art Trail

One or two people a have asked me if I am taking part in WVAT 2019 or if I know of anyone who is.  The WVAT website usually has lists of artists or venues looking for artists or contact the organiser, Laura Rich for contacts.

If I do hear of anything I will let people know.


For news of more events see The Frome Artists Cafe group on Facebook

If you have any events or exhibitions you would like included in the next newsletter email me at with details and/or a jpeg of your event and please send me your email address if you would like to subscribe.

Places to exhibit in Frome

Frome Library, Cheese & Grain Cafe, La Strada, Eagle Lane Emporium, Rook Lane, Black Swan Round Tower, The Why Gallery.

Contact venues personally to find out availability but they are all open to featuring exhibitions by local artists.

2018 Artist Café Dates

The Three Swans, King Street, 7.30pm, upstairs –  3rd October, 7th November, 5th December. (No cafe in August)

Dates for 2019: 9th Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 April

N.B. Dates for 2019 may be subject to change, check back on this page nearer the time.

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